Programme: Fourth Goethe Film Week to kick off in Alexandria on 12 April

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Apr 2018

The Film Week will open with In the Fade, screening on 12 April

in the fade
In the Fade (Photo: still from the film)

The annual Goethe Film Week returns for a fourth edition after several successful years, to open on 12 April at the Goethe Institute in Alexandria and run for five days.

The programme presents a selection of German contemporary feature and documentaries as well as Arabic films, special screenings and film premieres.

Screenings will take place between Goethe-Institut, Teatro Eskendria, Alexandria Center for Creativity, and Jesuit Cultural Center.

The Film Week will open at Goethe Institute with the German film In the Fade.

This year also includes a special programme dedicated to the German filmmaker and artist Haroun Farocki (1944-2014).

Between 15 to 22 April film screenings, discussions and a book launch are curated and presented by Ali Hussein Al Adawy.

The full programme of this section will be announced through Facebook by Goethe Institute.


Thursday, 12 April

6pm, at Goethe-Institut

In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)
Germany (2017)
Feature - 106 min.
Director: Fatih Akin
German with Arabic subtitles

8pm, at Goethe-Institut

I Have a Picture - Film No. 1001 In the Life of The Oldest Extra in the World.
Egypt (2017)
Documentary - 72 min.
Director: Mohamed Zedan
Arabic with English subtitles
Film premiere in presence of director

9.30pm, at Goethe Institut

Opening Concert, performance by 52nd street.
A Jazz band formed in Alexandria that performs a wide variety of Jazz Standards with different arrangements which reflect the band's inspirations

Friday, 13 April

4pm, at Teatro Eskendria

Magical Mystery or: The Return of Karl Schmidt
Germany (2015/16)
Director: Arne Feldhusen
Feature - 111 min.
German with Arabic subtitles
In cooperation with Backstreet Festival

6pm at Goethe-Institut

Germany (2016/17)
Feature - 91 min.
Director: Nicolas Wackerbarth
German with Arabic subtitles

8pm at Goethe-Institut

The City will Pursue You
Egypt (2017)
Documentary - 72 min.
Director: Ahmed Nabil
Arabic with English subtitles
Film premiere, in presence of director

Saturday, 14 April

2pm at Goethe-Institut

The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter
Germany (2017)
Director: Andreas Dresen
Feature – 102 min
German with Arabic subtitles
As part of the Spring Celebration Event// for 11-14 year olds

5pm at Alexandria Center for Creativity

Meteor Street
Germany (2016) Director: Aline Fischer
Feature - 84 min
German with English subtitles
Followed by a discussion with the audience// in cooperation with Cinemate

7pm at Alexandria Center for Creativity

Taste of Cement
Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar (2017)
Director: Ziad Kalthoum
Documentary - 85 min.
Arabic with English subtitles

Sunday, 15 April

7pm at Goethe-Institut

Haroun Farocki: Dialectics of Images: Images cover/ uncover other Images

Opening of a special programme centered on German filmmaker and artist Haroun Farocki.
Screening of his 1982 film ‘Before Your Eyes Vietnam in presence of Antje Ehmann

Monday, 16 April

7pm at Jesuit Cultural Center

Lux- Warriors of Light
Germany (2016/17)
Director: Daniel Wild
Feature - 106 min.
German with English subtitles
In the presence of director

Tuesday, 17 April

6pm at Jesuit Cultural Center

Wild Heart
Germany (2017) Directors: Charly Hübner, Sebastian Schultz
Documentary - 94 min.
German with Arabic subtitles

8pm at Jesuit Cultural Center

Cactus Flower
Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Norway, Qatar (2017)
Director: Hala Elkoussy
Feature - 103 min.
Arabic with English subtitles
In presence of the filmmaker.


Goethe-Institut, 10 El Batalsa Str., Azarita, Alexandria
Teatro Eskendria, 25 Fouad Str.,Raml Station, Alexandria
Alexandria Center for Creativity, 1 El-Horeya Rd., El Attarin, Alexandria
Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Saiid Str., Cleopatra, Alexandria

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